Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a must-try hobby, especially in areas like Nashville where there are many lakes and rivers. The sport is fairly easy, good exercise, and, most importantly, fun. Here are the top SUP companies and locations in the Nashville area. Try this fun thing to do in Music City!
STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING in Nashville
Nashville Paddle Company
Nashville Paddle Company is the most well-known paddleboarding operations in Nashville. They offer a variety of instructional classes, including SUP yoga and SUP fitness. Nashville Paddle donates a portion of profits to the Cumberland River Compact. They also have a boathouse, making it convenient to walk up and get paddling. Kayak rentals are available, too.
Rates: Starting at $25 (see rates)
Paddle Up Nashville
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Paddle Up Nashville offers lessons, rentals, and boards for purchase. Join them at Rock Harbor Marina throughout the summer SUP season. They also have pontoon boat rentals.
- Location: Rock Harbor Marina on the Cumberland River | location details | map / directions
- Rates: Starting at $26 (see rates)
Big Willie’s Action Sports
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Big Willie’s offers SUP and kayak rentals for about a two-hour hour paddle down the Cumberland River, starting at Shelby Park and ending downtown. This is great for visitors and groups, such as bachelor and bachelorette parties, wanting a skyline photo-op!
- Launch Location: Shelby Park on the Cumberland River | map/directions
- Rates: Starting at $45 (see rates)
Nashville SUP & Yoga
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Nashville SUP & Yoga focuses on yoga on water (and land). This SUP option is located at Gallatin Marina on Old Hickory Lake. Try yoga on a paddleboard or just rent a board for a relaxing getaway on the calm waters.
- Launch Location: Gallatin Marina on Old Hickory Lake | map/directions
- Rates: Starting at $30 (see rates)